Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Daily Quotations

2014-09-30
Does a water pipe have anything to do with the creation of water?
Does a water pipe have anything to do with the source of water running through it?
Does a water pipe have anything to do with the nature of water except to corrupt or contaminate it somehow?
If a water pipe has pride that it’s creating water, does its pride make its claim any more true, real, or factual?

A water pipe’s purpose is to convey water, not to block water by trying to know it, do it, or be it.

Daily Quotations

2014-09-29
Saying, “I wouldn’t have done that,” is like a carpenter’s nail, manufactured the same as another carpenter’s nail, saying, “I wouldn’t have bent the way that nail did.”
Saying, “They’re so stupid for doing that,” is like a carpenter’s nail, manufactured the same as another carpenter’s nail, saying, “I’m smarter, because I’d never bend the way that nail did.”
Saying, “They’re so inferior for doing that,” is like a carpenter’s nail, manufactured the same as another carpenter’s nail, saying, “I’m superior, because I’d never bend the way that nail did.”
Saying, “They’re so immoral for doing that,” is like a carpenter’s nail, manufactured the same as another carpenter’s nail, saying, “I’m a better person, because I’d never bend the way that nail did.”

Saying, “They’re so worthless for doing that,” is like a carpenter’s nail, manufactured the same as another carpenter’s nail, saying, “I’m more worthwhile, because I’d never bend the way that nail did.”

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Daily Quotations

2014-09-28
Switch from identifying with some panic/pain to identifying with your container nature, and that panic/pain and your opposition to it will dissipate.
Switch from identifying with your opposition to some panic/pain to identifying with your container nature, and that opposition and the panic/pain will dissipate.
Switch from identifying with your opposition to some desire to identifying with your container nature, and that opposition and the desire will dissipate.
Switch from identifying with your opposition to some impulse or compulsion to identifying with your container nature, and that opposition and the impulse or compulsion will dissipate.

Switch from identifying with your opposition to some thinking or conditioning to identifying with your container nature, and that opposition and the conditioning or thinking will dissipate.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Daily Quotations

2014-09-27
Counseling is an art, because the counselor who is effective is being guided by nonverbal processes that cannot be taught.
Counseling is an art, because the client who is deeply helped is experiencing inner nonverbal-processes that cannot be reduced to cognitions.
Counseling is an art, because the counselor who is effective is being guided by nonverbal processes that cannot be systematized, methodized, or made into a technique.
Counseling is an art, because the client who is deeply helped is experiencing inner nonverbal-processes that cannot be captured or contained by any theory.

Counseling is an art, because the counselor who is effective is being guided by nonverbal processes that can only become lost by trying to become verbally or intellectually aware of them.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Daily Quotations

2014-09-26
If you “won’t” or “can’t” do something that you think you should do, then consider the following.
If you do it, do you fear that you’ll die, disappear, or be swallowed up?
If you do it, do you fear that you’ll be living in some inner place of panic and chaos?
If you do it, do you fear that you’ll become stuck, trapped, or mentally imprisoned?

Keep your identity separate from the issue that is causing the “won’t” or “can’t” reaction, because this will allow you to sit with the issue in the light thereby causing the issue to lose its panic power over you.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Daily Quotations

2014-09-25
Self-images are robots, not persons.
Self-images are dummies, not people.
Self-images are mannequins, not human beings.
Self-images are death to the self and life to the ego.

Self-images are self-corruption and ego-aggrandizement.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Daily Quotations

2014-09-24
Nothing is a reflection on you, because you are not the center or focus of life.
Nothing is a reflection on you, because you are not the center or focus of the story.
Nothing is a reflection on you, because you are not the main character despite your ego.
Nothing is a reflection on you, because you are never the center or focus except for another ego.

Nothing is a reflection on you, because you are not the center or focus of life except as a delusion of your ego.

Daily Quotations

2014-09-23
Nothing is a reflection on you, because nothing is about you.
Nothing is a reflection on you, because nothing can make you anything.
Nothing is a reflection on you, because nothing is about your self but only your ego.
Nothing is a reflection on you, because nothing has any power to create or control who you are.

Nothing is a reflection on you, because nothing can be about your being but only about your ego or self-esteem.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Daily Quotations

2014-09-22
Worship the cause, not the image of the cause.
Worship the cause, not the symbol of the cause.
Worship the cause, not the likeness of the cause.
Worship the cause, not the simulation of the cause.

Worship the Creator, not the image, symbol, likeness, or simulation of the Creator.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Daily Quotations

2014-09-21
You have no self to find or discover, because no one but you can look for you or find you inside.
You have no self to find or discover, because you cannot find or discover what is already present.
You have no self to find or discover, because you must already have your self in order to look for your self.
You have no self to find or discover, because your self is no thing, thought, or image that can be found or discovered.

You have no self to find or discover, because anything that you find or discover will be more ego, not your invisible being.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Daily Quotations

2014-09-20
To live well, suffer well.
To live well, suffer with grace.
To live well, suffer without showing it.
To live well, suffer for the long-term goal.

To live well, suffer for the good and the ideal.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Daily Quotations

2014-09-19
Self is a constant, but ego is a variable.
Self is a constant, but ego is changeable.
Self is a constant, but ego is always becoming and never arriving.
Self is a constant, but ego is always trying to be something else or more.

Self is a constant, but ego is always different in the past, present, and future.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Daily Quotations

2014-09-18
If you “do” with the self, then you kill the self as ego.
If you “know” with the self, then you kill the self as ego.
If you “be or are” with the self, then you kill the self as ego.
Know and do by relying on Spirit or Energy, not self.

Be and exist by hosting Spirit or Energy, not self as an image, concept, or ego.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Daily Quotations

2014-09-17
Judging is the maintainer of ego.
Judging is the means that ego uses to reinfect you.
Judging is the main activity of self-talk, which is the main servant of ego.
Judging is the means ego uses to claim that it knows good and evil and therefore is a god.

Judging is the means ego uses to maintain its stranglehold on your life force while denying your self any time, space, or energy.

Daily Quotations

2014-09-16
Closed-minded people are the ones with the open-minded mouths.
Closed-minded people are the ones who refuse all sources but their own dubious sources.
Closed-minded people are the ones more than willing to share their opinions, but who are not ready or willing to hear your opinions.
Closed-minded people are the ones who always want you to wait to speak until they are done speaking, but they are never done unless they have to leave.

Closed-minded people are the ones who self-righteously know better than everyone else, but who limit what they know to distortions, misinterpretations, and misrepresentations of the facts as if they were the news.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Daily Quotations

2014-09-15
If you contribute anything, then you will be attacked by those who have nothing to contribute.
If you have answers and solutions, then you will be attacked by those who have only questions and problems.
If you offer a solution to a problem, then those who consider the problem to be a part of their precious pride will attack you.
Pride in knowing what is wrong is more desirable for the ego than is problem solving or coping.

Knowing “better than” is always more important to pride than is finding answers or experimenting with solutions.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Daily Quotations

2014-09-14
Become aware of the dialectical nature of what you find within by following The Rule of Two: whatever you face or hear inside has two parts.
The Rule of Two will help you to discover that you are often not coping with what is inside you; but, instead, you are listening to one half about the other half as if that was coping with it.
The Rule of Two will help you to discover that you are often not understanding what is inside you; but, instead, you are listening to one side about the other side as if that was understanding it.
The Rule of Two will help you to discover that you are often not problem-solving what is inside you; but, instead, you are problem-solving by listening to one half about the other half as if that was problem-solving it.

The Rule of Two will help you to discover that you are often not feeling what is inside you; but, instead, you are feeling one half about its relationship to its other half as if that was what the other half was feeling.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Daily Quotations

2014-09-13
Religions that practice terrorism are not the same or equal to religions that do not.
Religions that practice beheadings are not the same or equal to religions that do not.
Religions that practice cannibalism are not the same or equal to religions that do not.
Religions that practice human sacrifice are not the same or equal to religions that do not.

Religions that practice maiming as punishment are not the same or equal to religions that do not.

Daily Quotations

2014-09-12
Take a chance and choose anew.
Take a chance and check your choices again.
Take a chance and check your choices against your ideals and values.
Take a chance and check your choices to see if they will help or hinder both you and others.

Take a chance and check your choices to see if they are based on coping and problem-solving principles or on primitive defensive principles.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Daily Quotations

2014-09-11
The false Christian worships sentimentality and superficiality.
The false Christian is about pride in being better than non-Christians.
The false Christian shares Christianity as propaganda, soundbites, and slogans.
The false Christian defends and rationalizes their form of idolatry: crosses, images of Christ, churches, bibles, etc.

The false Christian uses Christianity as a shield to avoid facing his or her insides and doing the real spiritual work of surrendering ego.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Daily Quotations

2014-09-10
Fasting is a practice that promotes inwardness.
Fasting is a practice that promotes internal mindfulness.
Fasting is a practice that promotes introspection, contemplation, and meditation.
Fasting is a practice for starving a thought that wants you feeding it when you don’t want to.
Fasting is a practice that can bring your attitudes into right relationship with God: complete dependence.

Daily Quotations

2014-09-09
Focus on what you can fix.
Focus on what you can help.
Focus on what you can do that will help the most.
Focus on what you can do that will make a lasting difference.

Focus on what you can do that will help and get others to help too.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Daily Quotations

2014-09-08
Misandry is not the solution for misogyny.
Hating men will not make better men.
Hating men will not make better women.
Hating men will not make less hate for women.

Hating men will not help women anymore than hating women will help women.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Daily Quotations

2014-09-07
The people who want to punish the punishers are the punishers.
Perpetuate the cycle by switching the players is the oldest known strategy to maintain the system.
Switching the roles of the perpetrators and victims will reinforce the system and destroy the victims.
While revenge appears aesthetically pleasing, revenge continues the cycle of abuse and exploitation.

You must step out of the river to stop mindlessly pushing and pulling on the river without the possibility for a systemic change.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Daily Quotations

2014-09-06
You are seeing thought-things.
You are seeing your mind, not reality.
You are seeing your thoughts, not others.
You are seeing your thinking, not what is.

You are seeing your thinking, not what happened.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Daily Quotations

2014-09-05
Guilt is not fixing.
Guilt is not an action.
Guilt is not a productive response.
Guilt is not work to resolve problems.

Guilt is not a process that makes up for or somehow makes better something that went wrong.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Daily Quotations

2014-09-04
You are not alive in the past so live in the present.
You are not alive in the future so live in the present.
Those who judge your past are judging the dead you.
Those who judge your future are judging the nonexistent you.

Let yourself be known today by the good works and kind acts that you do today.

Daily Quotations

2014-09-03
No one is becoming better, because no one is becoming anything.
You are never changing, because self is static and only ego is variable.
No one is “a work in progress”, because everyone was born a complete self.
No one is being changed by their changing mind, because unlike ego, a person is not composed of thoughts or images.

No one is being changed by their changing experiences, because a person is not composed of their memories, feelings, or sensations.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Daily Quotations

2014-09-02
Are the privileges or the obligations of your day in charge of your outlook, mood, or attitude?
Are the positive or the negative events of your day in charge of your outlook, mood, or attitude?
Are the gifts or the expenses that you received today in charge of your outlook, mood, or attitude?
Is the forgiveness and mercy or the unfairness and injustice of your life in charge of your outlook, mood, or attitude?

Are the opportunities and advantages or the trials and tribulations of your life in charge of your outlook, mood, or attitude?

Monday, September 1, 2014

Daily Quotations

2014-09-01
Faith is dialectical, because faith fills the gap between two extreme opposites.
Faith in God fills the gap between the human self as powerless, and God as the only source of power.
Faith in God fills the gap between the human self as flesh seeking flesh, and God as Spirit sharing Spirit.
Faith in God fills the gap between the human self as empty and needy, and God as full and self-sustaining.

Faith in God fills the gap between the human self as despair, hopeless, and helpless, and God as hope, victory, and salvation.